I found these in a folder from 2015!! :0 I think I asked ages ago if I could colour something of yours back then. Well… apparently I did? I remember having planned to do the whole team ishtar au, but this is all that got done in the end.
we as a community should be more forgiving to people who make a mistake in their self-diagnosis.
you can do everything you’re supposed to do but still find out later that you misinterpreted something about your own behavior or that another disorder explains your symptoms much better than the one you originally thought. professionals make these mistakes, too.
not to mention the fact that when someone tries to self-diagnose but is visibly unaware of how it’s supposed to be done, everyone is so…hostile. why? why can’t we help them out instead of shaming them for not knowing better?
under the cut are #21 small and medium semi-faceless gifs of aquakinesis (otherwise known as water manipulation). none of these gifs are mine and full credit goes to the owners, but i did resize a few. please like and/or reblog if you found this useful!
BK: The idea for Zuko’s disguise and the plot for “The Blue Spirit” came to us very quickly, but initially in the writers’ room we thought of him as the Red Spirit. I researched scores of masks from various Asian cultures and filled up a sketchbook with concepts for what he could look like. He needed to seem creepy and a little supernatural. Unfortunately, with the red mask he as looking a bit like an ancient Korean version of Spider-Man. Anthony Lioi, one of our directors at the time, thought the red mask would seem to be associated with the Fire Nation, thereby giving away Zuko’s identity to the audience too easily. We changed him to the Blue Spirit and that was the shift I needed to finalize the design. I found a mask of the character Dragon King Nuo from Chinese drama. He was definitely spooky and his smile added a menacing playfulness that seemed to be the missing ingredient. The decorative paint on the mask was far too elaborate to work for TV animation, so I streamlined the shapes while trying to retain the graphic power of the visage. Zuko was already my favorite character, and the Blue Spirit added a whole new level to his appeal. The disguise evolved into something of an alter ego for Zuko, one that seemed to be free of the burden of his fall from grace.
Designs by Bryan Konietzko. Color by Hye Jung Kim.